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Instapundit.com

Instapundit.com

Online magazine of opinion. By University of Tennessee College of Law professor Glenn Reynolds.

http://pjmedia.com/instapundit/
Rank this Week: 1

TaxProf Blog

TaxProf Blog

By Paul L. Caron.

http://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/
Rank this Week: 2

Above the Law

Above the Law

A legal tabloid that provides news and gossip about the profession's colorful personalities and powerful institutions, as well as original commentary on breaking legal developments.

http://abovethelaw.com/
  • Aug 19

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.19.14

    Non-Sequiturs: 08.19.14
    * They’re making The Devil’s Advocate into a TV show. That is all. [io9] * Lingerie brand is suing its former lawyer for screwing up its patent filing. What a boob. [NY Post] * Chris Kluwe and the Minnesota Vikings have reached a…
  • Aug 19

    Check Out ATL’s New eDiscovery Channel

    Check Out ATL’s New eDiscovery Channel
    Interested in eDiscovery? We've got some good news for you!
  • Aug 19

    It’s Never Too Early To Quit

    It’s Never Too Early To Quit
    Important 1L advice from a law professor.
Rank this Week: 3

DealBook

DealBook

Covers mergers and acquisitions, investment banking, IPOs, private equity, hedge funds, venture capital and law. From The New York Times.

http://dealbook.nytimes.com/
  • Aug 19

    Owner of Winn-Dixie and Bi-Lo Supermarkets Pulls I.P.O.

    Owner of Winn-Dixie and Bi-Lo Supermarkets Pulls I.P.O.
    The retailer, Southeastern Grocers, didn't give a reason in its filing for canceling the I.P.O., but it had not filed any new updates to its S.E.C. registration for months.
  • Aug 19

    Overstock to Allow International Customers to Pay in Bitcoin

    Overstock to Allow International Customers to Pay in Bitcoin
    The move by popular retailers like Overstock to accept Bitcoins for international transactions could lead to more widespread adoption of the virtual currency.
  • Aug 19

    Sound and Fury in Bank Settlements, Still Signifying Nothing

    Sound and Fury in Bank Settlements, Still Signifying Nothing
    Billions of dollars in penalties are piling up in banks' mortgage settlements, but no one is being held accountable and the public is being deprived of details of the wrongdoing, William D. Cohan writes in the Street Scene column.
Rank this Week: 4

Legal Theory Blog

Legal Theory Blog

Covers constitutional theory, feminist legal theory, law and economics, normative legal theory and more. By University of Illinois Professor Lawrence B. Solum.

http://lsolum.typepad.com/legaltheory/
  • Aug 19

    West on Rights to Exit

    West on Rights to Exit
    Robin L. West (Georgetown University Law Center) has posted A Tale of Two Rights (Boston University Law Review, Vol. 94, pp. 893-912, 2014) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: In part I of this article the author identifies and criticizes...
  • Aug 19

    Starger on Constitutional Law & Rhetoric

    Starger on Constitutional Law & Rhetoric
    Colin P. Starger (University of Baltimore - School of Law) has posted Constitutional Law and Rhetoric on SSRN. Here is the abstract: What are the legitimate types of argument in constitutional debate? This is a perennial question in American…
  • Aug 19

    Rana on Colonialism & Constitutional Memory in the United State

    Rana on Colonialism & Constitutional Memory in the United State
    Aziz Rana (Cornell Law School) has posted Colonialism and Constitutional Memory (UC Irvine Law Review (2015), Forthcoming) on SSRN. Here is the abstract: The United States shares a number of basic historical traits with various British…
Rank this Week: 5

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

TalkLeft: The Politics of Crime

Provides liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news.

http://www.talkleft.com/
  • Aug 19

    New ISIS Video Warns Obama and Shows Beheading of U.S. Journalist

    New ISIS Video Warns Obama and Shows Beheading of U.S. Journalist
    Truly horrifying. al Furqan Media (aka Furqan Foundation for Media Production) and al Hayat Media Center have just released a video threatening the United States if it continues strikes against ISIS. In the video, which I won't link to…
  • Aug 19

    Grand Jury to Begin Investigation of Michael Brown Killing

    Grand Jury to Begin Investigation of Michael Brown Killing
    After a night of more unrest in Ferguson, a few shootings (reportedly not by police) and at least 30 arrests, officials are calling for calm. A grand jury is scheduled to begin hearing evidence in the shooting death of Michael Brown…
  • Aug 19

    ISIS Response to U.S. Aiding Kurds at Mosul Dam

    ISIS Response to U.S. Aiding Kurds at Mosul Dam
    Last night, ISIS posted a response to the U.S. airstrikes that helped the Kurds re-establish control over the Mosul dam. You can read the English translation here. First, ISIS recounts its recent successes. Then, it says, as a result of…
Rank this Week: 6

JURIST - Paper Chase

JURIST - Paper Chase

Covers legal news. From the University of Pittsburgh School of Law.

http://www.jurist.org/paperchase/
  • Aug 19

    Virginia same-sex marriage supporters urge Supreme Court not to block ruling

    Virginia same-sex marriage supporters urge Supreme Court not to block ruling
    [JURIST] Groups supporting same-sex marriage on Monday urged the US Supreme Court [official website] not to put a hold on a lower court ruling [opinion, PDF] that would allow same-sex couples in Virginia to marry. After the US Court of…
  • Aug 19

    Florida group asks judge to reject changes to congressional district

    Florida group asks judge to reject changes to congressional district
    [JURIST] A Florida coalition on Monday asked a judge to reject a newly proposed map of the state's congressional districts. The coalition, which includes the League of Women Voters of Florida [advocacy website], is suing [AP report] to change…
  • Aug 18

    Rights group alleges abuses by Kenya anti-terror police group

    Rights group alleges abuses by Kenya anti-terror police group
    [JURIST] Kenya's Anti-Terrorism Police Unit (ATPU) has carried out a series of extrajudicial killings and enforced disappearances in violation of international human rights laws, Human Rights Watch (HRW) [advocacy website] reported [HRW…
Rank this Week: 7

Sex Offender Issues

Sex Offender Issues

Covers sex offender laws and cases.

http://sexoffenderissues.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 17

    FL - Officers bend rules to boost sex sting arrest total

    FL - Officers bend rules to boost sex sting arrest total
    Sheriff Grady JuddOriginal Article (Video available) 08/09/2014 By Noah Pransky This is the first of a two-part series examining how law enforcement is blurring the lines on due process. POLK COUNTY - In the decade since Chris Hansen and…
  • Aug 17

    IA - The people's voice is angry: Outcry over sex offender's release fires up social media — but when does the fire get out of control?

    IA - The people's voice is angry: Outcry over sex offender's release fires up social media — but when does the fire get out of control?
    Original Article 08/08/2014 By Sarah Tisinger MUSCATINE - When a 23-year-old Muscatine man convicted of lascivious acts with a child was released from prison after serving four years of a 15-year sentence, the People of Muscatine…
  • Aug 12

    NOTICE: WE WILL NO LONGER BE UPDATING THIS BLOG!

    NOTICE: WE WILL NO LONGER BE UPDATING THIS BLOG!
    We are moving on with our lives and will not be updating this blog anymore. We will be deleting the Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other accounts, but this blog will remain as it is. Sorry if this causes any inconveniences? Sincerely, Sex…
Rank this Week: 8

The Volokh Conspiracy

The Volokh Conspiracy

By Eugene Volokh, Dale Carpenter, David Kopel, David Bernstein, David Post, Erik Jaffe, Ilya Somin, Jim Lindgren, Jonathan Adler, Kevan Choset, Orin Kerr, Randy Barnett, Russell Korobkin, Sasha Volokh, Stuart Benjamin, Todd Zywicki & Tyler Cowen.

http://www.volokh.com/
  • Aug 19

    [Ilya Somin] Elitist and populist versions of originalism

    [Ilya Somin] Elitist and populist versions of originalism
    My recent exchange with Michael Ramsey about originalism and laws banning interracial marriage turned on the point that the original meaning of the Fourteenth Amendment more clearly bans such laws if it is interpreted in accordance with the…
  • Aug 19

    [Todd Zywicki] Amicus brief of “Scholars of Public Choice Economics” North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners case

    [Todd Zywicki] Amicus brief of “Scholars of Public Choice Economics” North Carolina Board of Dental Examiners case
    I was on vacation when this was actually filed, but I wanted to take a moment to recognize the brief of “Scholars of Public Choice Economics” that the Institute of Justice filed a few weeks ago in the North Carolina Board of…
  • Aug 19

    [Ilya Somin] Libertarianism, federalism, and Ferguson

    [Ilya Somin] Libertarianism, federalism, and Ferguson
    Washington Post-affiliated blogger Paul Waldman previously claimed that libertarians have been silent about police abuses in Ferguson, an assertion that was wrong at the time he wrote it, and has become even more wrong since. In a more recent…
Rank this Week: 9

Sustainability Counsel

Sustainability Counsel

Covers renewable energy, green technology, green building, climate change, and financial incentives.

http://sustainability-counsel.com
  • Feb 7

    All Good Things Must Come To An End

    All Good Things Must Come To An End
    As the saying goes, all good things must come to an end, and our blog is no different.  We have enjoyed nearly four years of blogging, but now it’s time to turn our attention to new endeavors and new outlets. … Continue…
  • Dec 20

    LEED® Certification Milestone

    LEED® Certification Milestone
    Read more about an important milestone for LEED®. Hannah Dowd McPhelin, Esq.  Filed under: Green Building Tagged: Green Building, LEED®, Sustainability Practices, USGBC
  • Dec 8

    GSA Speaks: Green Options Expand and The Fate of LEED v4 Deferred to Another Day

    GSA Speaks: Green Options Expand and The Fate of LEED v4 Deferred to Another Day
    Under the Energy Independence and Security Act of 2007 (EISA), GSA is required to evaluate green building certification systems for use by federal agencies every five years.  Recently, the U.S. General Service Administration (GSA)…
Rank this Week: 10

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Mortgage Fraud Blog

Covers mortgage fraud information, fraud schemes and indictments. By Rachel Dollar.

http://mortgagefraudblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    CPA and Wife Sentenced for Their Roles in the Crisp & Cole Mortgage Fraud Scam

    CPA and Wife Sentenced for Their Roles in the Crisp & Cole Mortgage Fraud Scam
    Kevin Patrick Sluga, 60, and his wife, Leslie Sluga, 57, Bakersfield, California, have been sentenced for their roles in the Crisp & Cole mortgage fraud scheme wherein the defendants and other individuals defrauded lenders by causing…
  • Aug 19

    Its Prison Time for 4 Mortgage Fraudster

    Its Prison Time for 4 Mortgage Fraudster
    Jarrod Jamiel Williams, 35, McKinney, Texas, Christopher Davis Allen, 42, and his ex-wife, Cheryl Renee Allen, 51, both of Dallas, Texas, Arzonda Murchison, 43, Dallas, and Aaron Robert Martell, Georgia, who were convicted for their roles in…
  • Aug 18

    Five Indicted for Illegal Property Flipping Scheme

    Five Indicted for Illegal Property Flipping Scheme
    Nathan Smith, Patrick Steven, Jason Springer, Rick Makohoniuk, and Jerod Hogan, have each been indicted and charged with bank fraud based on their participation in an alleged fraudulent property flipping scheme in Des Moines, Iowa. The…
Rank this Week: 11

Current Awareness Weblog

Current Awareness Weblog

Covers England and Wales case law, legislation, and legal news. From the Inner Temple Library.

http://www.innertemplelibrary.com/
Rank this Week: 12

Law Blog

Law Blog

Covers law and business and the business of law. By the Wall Street Journal.

http://blogs.wsj.com/law
  • Aug 19

    Man Charged With Second-Degree Felony for Vandalizing Banksy Graffiti

    Man Charged With Second-Degree Felony for Vandalizing Banksy Graffiti
    When is graffiti scrawled on a wall considered art and when is it a crime? That question has come up in Park City, Utah, where two images spray-painted by street artist Banksy were allegedly defaced by another man, who has been charged with a…
  • Aug 19

    Federal Police Misconduct Probe of Ferguson Cop Faces Likely Hurdle

    Federal Police Misconduct Probe of Ferguson Cop Faces Likely Hurdle
    As the Justice Department conducts a criminal probe into the police shooting death of an unarmed 18-year-old in Ferguson, Mo., they'll be a relying on a sweeping --but tricky to enforce -- civil rights statute.
  • Aug 19

    N.Y. Financial Watchdog Fines Standard Chartered $300 Million

    N.Y. Financial Watchdog Fines Standard Chartered $300 Million
    Standard Chartered PLC will pay a $300 million penalty to New York's financial regulator and impose measures to correct lapses in its anti-money-laundering procedures, the New York State Department of Financial Services announced today.
Rank this Week: 13

Sentencing Law and Policy

Sentencing Law and Policy

By Douglas A. Berman.

http://sentencing.typepad.com/sentencing_law_and_policy/
Rank this Week: 14

Real Estate Law Blog

Real Estate Law Blog

Includes news, cases and commentary on real estate and property law in New York and nationwide. By Newman Ferrara LLP.

http://www.nyrealestatelawblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    CARRYING A SUBURBAN WARRIOR?

    CARRYING A SUBURBAN WARRIOR?
    TSA Week in Review – 45 Loaded Firearms, a Fireworks Kit, Sword Canes, and More Loaded Firearms Discovered in a Carry-On Bag at Charlotte (CLT) 51 Firearms Discovered This Week – Of the 52 firearms, 45 were loaded and 21…
  • Aug 19

    AFRICANS NEED MORE EDUCATION

    AFRICANS NEED MORE EDUCATION
    Africans Weigh Cost, Benefits of Secondary Education Views vary widely by country, with consequences for development by Steve Crabtree This article is part of a weeklong series focusing on how people worldwide answer some of today's…
  • Aug 19

    $190 MILLION FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING

    $190 MILLION FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING
    Governor Cuomo Announces $190 Million for Affordable Housing On Monday, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced $190 million for both building and preserving affordable housing, available by application to eligible organizations with…
Rank this Week: 15

ImmigrationProf Blog

ImmigrationProf Blog

By Kevin R. Johnson, Bill O. Hing and Rose Cuison Villazor.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/immigration/
  • Aug 19

    Supreme Court 2014 Term: Mellouli v. Holder

    Supreme Court 2014 Term: Mellouli v. Holder
    On June 30, the U.S. Supreme Court granted certiorari in Mellouli v. Holder. The issue presented by the case is whether, to trigger deportability under 8 U.S.C. § 1227(a)(2)(B)(i), which provides that a noncitizen may be removed if he has...
  • Aug 19

    From the Bookshelves: Immigration Relief: Legal Assistance for Noncitizen Crime Victims by Elizabeth Anne Campbell, Rachel DeLia Settlage, Veronica Thronson

    From the Bookshelves: Immigration Relief: Legal Assistance for Noncitizen Crime Victims by Elizabeth Anne Campbell, Rachel DeLia Settlage, Veronica Thronson
    Immigration Relief: Legal Assistance for Noncitizen Crime Victims by Elizabeth Anne Campbell, Rachel DeLia Settlage, Veronica Thronson This essential resource synthesizes, explains, and guides the reader through all of the crucial components…
  • Aug 19

    Unauthorized Immigrants Today: A Demographic Profile

    Unauthorized Immigrants Today: A Demographic Profile
    Today, the American Immigration Council released Unauthorized Immigrants Today, A Demographic Profile. With Congress gridlocked on immigration reform, all eyes have turned to the White House to implement administrative reforms that will…
Rank this Week: 16

Conglomerate

Conglomerate

Covers business, law, economics and society. By Professors Gordon Smith, Christine Hurt, Lisa Fairfax, David Zarin, Usha Rodrigues, and Erik Gerding

http://www.theconglomerate.org/
Rank this Week: 17

Workplace Prof Blog

Workplace Prof Blog

Covers arbitration, disability, employment discrimination, labor law, public employment law and workplace safety. By Jeffrey M. Hirsch, Marcia L. McCormick, Paul M. Secunda, Charles A. Sullivan and Richard Bales.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/laborprof_blog/
  • Aug 18

    Top Paying Jobs for 2014

    Top Paying Jobs for 2014
    I just saw an interesting survey on this year's top paying jobs that I thought would be worth sharing. Per the study detailed at Yahoo! Finance, the top three positions are all in the medical field: "1. Surgeon Annual Average...
  • Aug 14

    Florida Workers' Compensation Statute Unconstitutional?

    Florida Workers' Compensation Statute Unconstitutional?
    Judge Jorge E. Cueto, Circuit Judge for the Eleventh Judicial Circuit in Florida, has issued an order declaring that Florida's workers' compensation statute is facially unconstitutional. Judge Cueto ruled that workers' compensation statutory…
  • Aug 14

    Seattle Sued Over $15/Hr Minimum Wage

    Seattle Sued Over $15/Hr Minimum Wage
    I wanted to highlight a recent article I saw that noted a lawsuit against the city of Seattle for its legislative decision to implement a $15/hr minimum wage. The lawsuit focuses on a specific provision of the law that permits...
Rank this Week: 18

How Appealing

How Appealing

Covers appellate litigation. By Howard J. Bashman.

http://howappealing.law.com/
  • Aug 19

    "U.S. court sides with Philly cops fighting ban on political contributions"

    "U.S. court sides with Philly cops fighting ban on political contributions"
    "U.S. court sides with Philly cops fighting ban on political contributions": NewsWorks has this report on a ruling that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit issued yesterday.
  • Aug 19

    "Utah asks for more time to file in same-sex marriage benefits case"

    "Utah asks for more time to file in same-sex marriage benefits case"
    "Utah asks for more time to file in same-sex marriage benefits case": Jessica Miller has this article today in The Salt Lake Tribune. And in today's edition of The Deseret News, Emiley Morgan has an article headlined "State asks for more…
  • Aug 19

    "The Politics of Judging and the Judging of Politics"

    "The Politics of Judging and the Judging of Politics"
    "The Politics of Judging and the Judging of Politics": Certain content available online from law.com now appears to be freely accessible via Google News. Last Tuesday, The Legal Intelligencer published this new installment of my monthly "Upon…
Rank this Week: 19

Althouse

Althouse

Covers the law and news. From University of Wisconsin Law Professor Ann Althouse.

http://althouse.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 20

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof…

Wills, Trusts & Estates Prof Blog

By Gerry W. Beyer.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/trusts_estates_prof/
  • Aug 19

    Rising Costs of Raising a Child

    Rising Costs of Raising a Child
    New parents should be warned that it could cost almost a quarter of a million dollars to raise a child—not including the cost of college. According to newly released estimates from the U.S Department of Agriculture, raising a child born...
  • Aug 19

    New Case: In re Indenture of Trust Dated January 13, 1964

    New Case: In re Indenture of Trust Dated January 13, 1964
    Improper assignment is not a basis for trustee liability. A trust beneficiary assigned his interest in the trust for the benefit of other beneficiaries, even though the trust terms contained a valid spendthrift provision prohibiting voluntary…
  • Aug 19

    Health and Financial Planning for Student

    Health and Financial Planning for Student
    Advanced health care directives and financial power of attorney are helpful planning tools to ensure that in the later years of life, one’s health care and financial needs are provided for. However, they can also be helpful during other…
Rank this Week: 21

Antitrust & Competition Policy…

Antitrust & Competition Policy Blog

Edited by D. Daniel Sokol and Shubha Ghosh.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/antitrustprof_blog/
  • Aug 19

    New-Keynesian Phillips Curve with Bertrand Competition and Endogenous Entry

    New-Keynesian Phillips Curve with Bertrand Competition and Endogenous Entry
    Federico Etro (Department of Economics, University of Venice Ca' Foscari) and Lorenza Rossi (Department of Economics and Management, University of Pavia) discuss New-Keynesian Phillips Curve with Bertrand Competition and Endogenous Entry.…
  • Aug 19

    The Structure and Evolution of Buyer-Supplier Network

    The Structure and Evolution of Buyer-Supplier Network
    Takayuki Mizuno (National Institute of Informatics, Graduate School of Economics, University of Tokyo, The Canon Institute for Global Studies), Wataru Souma (College of Science and Technology, Nihon University) and Tsutomu Watanabe (Graduate…
  • Aug 19

    Industry structure and pricing over the business cycle

    Industry structure and pricing over the business cycle
    Yossi Spiegel, Tel Aviv University and Konrad Stahl, Mannheim discuss Industry structure and pricing over the business cycle. ABSTRACT: We consider the interaction between an incumbent firm and a potential entrant, and examine how this…
Rank this Week: 22

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Aug 19

    Canadian "Pastafarian" Sues To Wear Pirate Bandana For License Photo

    Canadian "Pastafarian" Sues To Wear Pirate Bandana For License Photo
    CJAD News today reports on a lawsuit in Canada in which a woman who says she is a member of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster is seeking the right to wear a pirate bandana for her driver's license photo.  Isabelle Narayana,…
  • Aug 19

    Sides View Navy's Policy On Gideon Bibles In Starkly Contrasting Term

    Sides View Navy's Policy On Gideon Bibles In Starkly Contrasting Term
    Since June, a dispute has been simmering over the practice by some hotels on Naval Bases of accepting Gideon Bibles for placement in Navy Lodge guest rooms.  It is interesting to compare reports by the two sides on developments. Here are…
  • Aug 19

    Group Issues Election Guides Designed To Respect Diversity and Church-State Separation

    Group Issues Election Guides Designed To Respect Diversity and Church-State Separation
    Interfaith Alliance yesterday announced the release of 3 publications for the 2014 election season, each designed to respect religious diversity and church-state constratints.  The publications, aimed at candidates, houses of worship and…
Rank this Week: 23

PrawfsBlawg

PrawfsBlawg

By Professors Dan Markel, Ethan J. Leib, Rob Howse, Paul Horwitz, Rick Garnett, Matt Bodie, Steve Vladeck and Orly Lobel.

http://prawfsblawg.blogs.com/prawfsblawg/
  • Aug 19

    Reforming the Ferguson Police Department

    Reforming the Ferguson Police Department
    This Slate piece discusses the potential use of 42 U.S.C. § 14141 against the Ferguson Police Department in the wake of recent events. That section authorizes DOJ to investigate and bring civil litigation against a "pattern or…
  • Aug 19

    JOTWELL: Understanding Prophylactic Supreme Court Decision

    JOTWELL: Understanding Prophylactic Supreme Court Decision
    William Baude at JOTWELL has a review of my colleague John Stinneford's article, The Illusory Eight Amendment. Baude writes, "It is a rare achievement to write about a case in the constitutional law canon and tell us something we did not…
  • Aug 19

    Summary judgment and the infield fly rule

    Summary judgment and the infield fly rule
    No, not together, sadly. The final version of An Empirical Analysis of the Infield Fly Rule is now on-line at the Journal of Legal Metrics/Journal of Law (the book will be out in a month or so). The article presents the results of a four-year…
Rank this Week: 24

The Indiana Law Blog

The Indiana Law Blog

Covers Indiana law, as well as interesting developments in law and government. By Marcia Oddi.

http://indianalawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 25

Legal Scholarship Blog

Legal Scholarship Blog

Features law-related calls for papers, conferences and workshops. From the Ohio State Moritz College of Law, University of Georgia School of Law, University of Pittsburgh School of Law and University of Washington School of Law.

http://legalscholarshipblog.com
  • Aug 10

    Ethics & Law for Those with Special Needs—Phoenix, AZ

    Ethics & Law for Those with Special Needs—Phoenix, AZ
    The American Society of Law, Medicine & Ethics presents The Ethics and the Law for Those with Special Needs: Fair Is What Fair Is Feb. 18-20, 2015, at the University of Arizona College of Medicine, Phoenix. mw
  • Aug 10

    Feminisms, Structural Violence & Transitional Justice—Toronto, ON

    Feminisms, Structural Violence & Transitional Justice—Toronto, ON
    The Institute for Feminist Legal Studies at Osgoode (Osgoode Hall School of Law, York University) invites proposals for papers, panels, and roundtables for Feminisms, Structural Violence and Transitional Justice, a one-day workshop to be held…
  • Aug 10

    Call for Papers: Law Mantra Journal

    Call for Papers: Law Mantra Journal
    The Law Mantra Journal (ISSN 2321 – 6417), a monthly academic journal, published online, invites submissions for Volume 2, Issue 1, which will be published Sept. 30, 2014. The submission deadline is Sept. 10, 2014. mw
Rank this Week: 26

StandDown Texas Project

StandDown Texas Project

Covers best practices in the criminal justice system. By Steve Hall.

http://standdown.typepad.com/weblog/
  • Aug 18

    An Oklahoma Update From the Tulsa World

    An Oklahoma Update From the Tulsa World
    "DOC has yet to release logs from botched April execution; state waiting on autopsy," is by Cary Aspinwall and Ziva Branstetter of the Tulsa World. Logs from the final hours before Clayton Lockett’s botched execution still haven’t…
  • Aug 18

    Exclusive Emails Show Ohio's Doubts About Lethal Injection

    Exclusive Emails Show Ohio's Doubts About Lethal Injection
    That's the title of a report at the New Republic, written by Ben Crair. It's subtitled, "The state worried new drugs could make prisoners "gasp" and "hyperventilate"—and used them anyway." Here's the beginning: On July 23, Arizona took…
  • Aug 18

    New York Times Examination of Arizona Execution Procedure

    New York Times Examination of Arizona Execution Procedure
    Today's New York Times reports, "Arizona Loose With Its Rules in Executions, Records Show," by Fernanda Santos and John Schwartz. There is an infographic at the link. Here's the beginning of the must-read: In an execution in 2010 in…
Rank this Week: 27

IPKat

IPKat

Covers copyright, patent, trade mark and privacy/confidentiality issues from a UK and European perspective.

http://ipkitten.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 28

Slaw

Slaw

A Canadian cooperative weblog on all things legal.

http://www.slaw.ca
  • Aug 19

    Habits and Shortcut

    Habits and Shortcut
    My Dad, a big old gruff softie farmer from central Alberta hates (is terribly afraid of) mice. Squeeks like one when he sees them indoors, the sweetheart. I dislike the mouse that is attached to my computer when I have to take my hands off of…
  • Aug 19

    Courthouse Libraries BC Announces Service Reduction

    Courthouse Libraries BC Announces Service Reduction
    Read the full article here. . . . [more]
  • Aug 19

    Tips Tuesday

    Tips Tuesday
    Here are excerpts from the most recent tips on SlawTips, the site that each week offers up useful advice, short and to the point, on technology, research and practice. Technology Use One or More Commas for a Short Pause When Dialing Phone…
Rank this Week: 29

New York Supreme Court Criminal…

New York Supreme Court Criminal Term Library

News and information gateway to web based services provided by the New York State Supreme Court Criminal Term Library in New York County.

http://crimlawlib.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 30

The Am Law Daily

The Am Law Daily

Covers legal business news, analysis and intelligence. From The American Lawyer.

http://amlawdaily.typepad.com/amlawdaily/
  • May 4

    The Am Law Daily Has a New Home

    The Am Law Daily Has a New Home
    If you're looking for news about the business of law as practiced by the biggest, wealthiest law firms in the United States and the rest of the world, and stories about the lawyers who work at those firms, please visit the newly redesigned Am…
  • Apr 23

    Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal

    Linklaters, Herbert Smith Advise on $1.7 Billion Vodafone Deal
    The British mobile phone service provider will acquire business telecommunications company Cable & Wireless Worldwide.
  • Apr 23

    Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal

    Mayer Brown Helps Nestle Whip Up $11.9 Billion Baby Formula Deal
    Nestle will acquire pharmaceutical giant Pfizer's infant nutrition business to expand its own global presence in the formula market. Mayer Brown, Skadden, Clifford Chance, and DLA Piper all have roles on the transaction.
Rank this Week: 31

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Leiter Reports: A Group Blog

Covers academic freedom, authoritarianism and fascism, intelligent design and more. By University of Texas Professor Brian R. Leiter and others.

http://leiterreports.typepad.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 32

SCOTUSblog

SCOTUSblog

Covers the Supreme Court of the United States. By Bloomberg Law.

http://www.scotusblog.com/
  • Aug 19

    Tuesday round-up

    Tuesday round-up
    Yesterday supporters of same-sex marriage urged the Court not to delay the implementation of a ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, striking down Virginia’s ban on same-sex marriage; in his own filing, the…
  • Aug 18

    Petition of the day

    Petition of the day
    The petition of the day is: City of Los Angeles v. Patel 13-1175 Disclosure: Goldstein & Russell, P.C., whose attorneys contribute to this blog in various capacities, serves as co-counsel to the respondent in this case.…
  • Aug 18

    Rapid action on same-sex marriage urged (UPDATED)

    Rapid action on same-sex marriage urged (UPDATED)
    UPDATE 6:27 p.m.  Additional material has been added to this post. ———— State officials in Virginia urged the Supreme Court on Monday to put on hold a federal appeals court decision striking down the…
Rank this Week: 33

beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
Rank this Week: 34

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

http://www.concurringopinions.com
  • Aug 18

    Disclaimers & Promissory Estoppel

    Disclaimers & Promissory Estoppel
    Imagine that, rather than because of his speech, but for no reason at all, University of Illinois Chancellor Wise decided not to present Prof. Salaita’s appointment to the Board of Trustees. Also assume that the facts are as…
  • Aug 18

    Vice Presidential Proxy Voting

    Vice Presidential Proxy Voting
    There have been a few stories recently speculating on how the Senate would function if the November elections resulted in a 50-50 split between Republicans and Democrats.  The standard answer is that that Joe Biden would have to spend a…
  • Aug 16

    Steven Salaita’s Promissory Estoppel Claim is Weak

    Steven Salaita’s Promissory Estoppel Claim is Weak
    Mike Dorf has written something about the Steven Salaita case which I can’t agree with. Acknowledging that Professor Salaita had no actual contract with the University of Illinois, Dorf turns to promissory estoppel: “Like many…
Rank this Week: 35

Legal Ethics Forum

Legal Ethics Forum

By Professors John Dzienkowski, Brad Wendel, John Steele, David Hricik, Andrew Perlman, David McGowan, Laura Appleman, Steve Lubet, Anita Bernstein, Don Burnett, and Steve Berenson..

http://www.legalethicsforum.com/blog/
  • Aug 18

    Transforming the Delivery of Legal Services in Canada Part I: Where is the Data?

    Transforming the Delivery of Legal Services in Canada Part I: Where is the Data?
    I read with great interest the CBA Legal Futures Initiative’s recent report, Transforming the Delivery of Legal Services in Canada (“CBA Report”). Although I disagree with much of the CBA Report, it eloquently expresses an…
  • Aug 17

    "The Perry indictment and the criminalization of politics"

    "The Perry indictment and the criminalization of politics"
    Jonathan Adler has a round-up of commentary about the indictment of Texas Gov. Perry for what seems to me to be the exercise of his constitutional authority.
  • Aug 15

    United Nations' Impartiality

    United Nations' Impartiality
    The United Nations has appointed Canadian Professor William Schabas to head up Israel’s operations in Gaza. When asked who should be tried in the Internation Court for War Crimes, Shabas named as his favorite candidate Benjamin…
Rank this Week: 36

Media Law Prof Blog

Media Law Prof Blog

By Christine A. Corcos.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/media_law_prof_blog/
  • Aug 19

    Ofcom Investigates the (UK) Gold Channel Over Live Monty Python Show

    Ofcom Investigates the (UK) Gold Channel Over Live Monty Python Show
    Ofcom, the UK broadcasting agency, is investigating complaints on two fronts about the recent live Monty Python show, which aired on the Gold Channel. Some viewers objected to the swearing broadcast before the watershed, saying there was too…
  • Aug 19

    British Police Officer Sentenced For Selling Info To Tabloid

    British Police Officer Sentenced For Selling Info To Tabloid
    The Guardian reports that Thomas Ridgeway, a Scotland Yard police officer, has been sentenced to one year in prison for for selling stories to the UK tabloid the Sun. The stories involved information about an actor who attempted suicide…
  • Aug 18

    FCC Extends Date To File Comments On Open Internet Rulemaking

    FCC Extends Date To File Comments On Open Internet Rulemaking
    The FCC has extended the opportunity to file comments on its proposed rulemaking on the Open Internet until September 15. More here.
Rank this Week: 37

FourthAmendment.com

FourthAmendment.com

Online supplement to Search and Seizure book. By John Wesley Hall, Jr.

http://fourthamendment.com/blog/
  • Apr 14

    New format opened April 14th

    New format opened April 14th
    A new format of this website opened before midnight, April 14th. If you are here, please update your bookmark to go to www.FourthAmendment.com. Everything is there, going back to 2006. I'd been thinking about a new format, but the cost of…
  • Apr 12

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search

    OR: No RS for frisk; defendant made no furtive movements and asked why the need for a search
    The officer lacked reasonable suspicion that defendant was armed to justify a frisk. Defendant, inter alia, made no furtive movements, and asked why the officers had to search him and his demeanor changed when it came up. Nothing here…
  • Apr 12

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data

    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data
    BLT: D.C. Magistrate Judge Sets Up Showdown Over Cellphone Data by Zoe Tillman: => Read more!
Rank this Week: 38

Maryland Injury Lawsuit…

Maryland Injury Lawsuit Information Center

Covers medical malpractice, personal injury verdicts, truck accidents, and uninsured motorists. By Miller & Zois, LLC.

http://www.marylandinjurylawyerblog.com/
  • Aug 7

    Should I Take the Insurance Company’s First Offer?

    Should I Take the Insurance Company’s First Offer?
    Should you accept the insurance company’s first offer even if you want to settle your personal injury claim?   The answer is clearly no.   So why do so many lawyers and victims do it? Fear Factor The primary reason attorneys…
  • Aug 7

    “It Wasn’t Me” Defense | New Maryland Case | Hall v. WMATA

    “It Wasn’t Me” Defense | New Maryland Case | Hall v. WMATA
    But she caught me on the counter (It wasn’t me) Saw me banging on the sofa (It wasn’t me) I even had her in the shower (It wasn’t me) She even caught me on camera (It wasn’t me) She saw the marks on my shoulder (It…
  • Jul 31

    Why Can’t I Find a Malpractice Lawyer for My Case?

    Why Can’t I Find a Malpractice Lawyer for My Case?
    Medical malpractice kills 400,000 people a year in this country and injures 4 million more.  The media is now starting to focus on this story, as we just talked about on Monday after the Baltimore Sun’s story on negligence in…
Rank this Week: 39

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 40

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Real Lawyers Have Blogs

Blogging resources, ideas and news for law firm bloggers. By Kevin O'Keefe.

http://kevin.lexblog.com/
  • Aug 18

    YouTube exploding : Opportunity for independent coverage of lawyer

    YouTube exploding : Opportunity for independent coverage of lawyer
    Rather than lawyers and law firms producing video coverage of themselves, YouTube represents an opportunity for lawyers to be included in independent video coverage conducted and produced by third parties. YouTube’s growth is…
  • Aug 18

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: ACA Compliance Software, Social Media Policies, Labor Agencie

    Top 10 in Law Blogs: ACA Compliance Software, Social Media Policies, Labor Agencie
    On a sunny Monday in Seattle, today’s Top 10 is just all over the place. Neil Cahn writes on a case revolving around the definition of “the,” Pepper Crutcher, Jr. has an excellent piece on Obamacare compliance software and…
  • Aug 17

    What I’m learning about social media from Ferguson

    What I’m learning about social media from Ferguson
    Twitter and other social media is not only the fastest, but may also be the most reliable and impactful source for news and information. Late last Sunday evening I scrolled through my home timeline, which displays all of the Tweets from the…
Rank this Week: 41

IntLawGrrls

IntLawGrrls

Features voices on international law, policy and practice.

http://ilg2.org/
  • Aug 18

    When May States Lawfully Recruit Internally Displaced Persons into Civil Militias?

    When May States Lawfully Recruit Internally Displaced Persons into Civil Militias?
    All states have an intrinsic right to call upon their citizens to undertake military service, but under what circumstances may states recruit citizens into irregular forces or civil militias? And what if the citizens are internally displaced…
  • Aug 15

    Aid Workers Could Secure Better Protection under the Protection of Civilians Mandate

    Aid Workers Could Secure Better Protection under the Protection of Civilians Mandate
    When two aid workers were shot dead in Afghanistan last month, the world’s media focused its attention on the dangers of 21st century humanitarianism and the challenges that assistance agencies face in protecting their personnel. Those…
  • Aug 15

    Symposium on Legitimacy and International Court

    Symposium on Legitimacy and International Court
    On September 18 and 19, 2014, the Center for International and Comparative Law at the University of Baltimore will celebrate its 20th anniversary. As part of the festivities, it will host a symposium on Legitimacy and International Courts,…
Rank this Week: 42

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • Aug 19

    Valde Mirum

    Valde Mirum
    This is soooo weird: Krebs on Security, Lorem Ipsum: Of Good & Evil, Google & China.
  • Aug 18

    Ferguson’s Backstory

    Ferguson’s Backstory
    Amazing Whitepaper by ArchCity Defenders, a legal aid organization representing indigent defendants in the St. Louis metropolitan area, on how Ferguson police/prosecutors/judiciary are in league to milk poor defendants of large fines on the…
  • Aug 18

    Jotwell Needs a Student Editor

    Jotwell Needs a Student Editor
    Apologies, blog readers, but this announcement is for UM Law 2L and 3L students only: Jotwell, the online journal of reviews of recent faculty scholarship relating to the law, needs a third student editor. The ideal candidate will be…
Rank this Week: 43

ICT for Peacebuilding

ICT for Peacebuilding

Exploring the use of technology for conflict transformation, focusing on the use of information communications technology (ICT) for peacebuilding. From Sanjana Hattotuwa.

http://ict4peace.wordpress.com
  • Jul 2

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014
    I was invited to deliver a keynote address at the ISCRAM Asia Conference 2014 held in Sri Lanka from 20 – 21 June 2014. My session was held at the University of Colombo’s School of Computing and was titled ‘The more the…
  • Jul 2

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014

    Ten years after the Asian tsunami, new ideas for DRR: Keynote address at ISCRAM 2014
    I was invited to deliver a keynote address at the ISCRAM Asia Conference 2014 held in Sri Lanka from 20 – 21 June 2014. My session was held at the University of Colombo’s School of Computing and was titled ‘The more the…
  • Jun 10

    Remixing Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ in Sri Lanka

    Remixing Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ in Sri Lanka
    Intrigued by the production of several geo-remixed (a term borrowed from Ethan Zuckerman) videos in Sri Lanka of Pharrell’s ‘Happy’ song, I penned an article for Groundviews. I submit, Happiness is clearly present and…
Rank this Week: 44

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

White Collar Crime Prof Blog

Edited by Ellen S. Podgor, Solomon L. Wisenberg and Lawrence S. Goldman.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/whitecollarcrime_blog/
  • Aug 12

    Future Trends Regarding White Collar Crime and China

    Future Trends Regarding White Collar Crime and China
    As I mentioned in my post last week, I moderated a roundtable discussion at this year's ABA annual meeting entitled Navigating the White Collar Crime Landscape in China. While the discussion included many unique and interesting insights into…
  • Aug 10

    The 'Too Big to Jail' Effect and the Impact on the Justice Department's Corporate Charging Policy

    The 'Too Big to Jail' Effect and the Impact on the Justice Department's Corporate Charging Policy
    Court E. Golumbic & Albert D. Lichy, The 'Too Big to Jail' Effect and the Impact on the Justice Department's Corporate Charging Policy, ssrn abstract - In the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, the failure of the Department of...
  • Aug 4

    ABA Annual Meeting - Roundtable Discussion Regarding White Collar Crime and China

    ABA Annual Meeting - Roundtable Discussion Regarding White Collar Crime and China
    For those attending this year's ABA Annual Meeting in Boston, I wanted to alert you to a roundtable discussion occurring on Friday, August 8 from 3-5pm (Room 308, Level 3, Hynes Convention Center) entitled Navigating the White Collar Crime…
Rank this Week: 45